Professional Bagpiper & Master of Ceremonies
With a unique mix of skills honed over a 14 year career in The Scots Guards, Alasdair is the perfect wedding and events master of ceremonies.
I am available for events in:
- Loch Lomond
Alasdair was firstly taught by his uncle, Pipe Major Jimmy Mackenzie of Helensburgh, from the age of 8. In 1982 at the age of 18 he joined The Scots Guards and after completing basic training went on to study at the Guards Depot Piping School - the center of excellence for all Scots Guards (and Irish Guards) Pipers.
Master of Ceremonies
No person or organization does ‘Ceremony’ quite like ‘The Guards’ – from Trooping the Colour, Changing the Guard and being on parade for state visits, the word ‘Ceremony’ is ingrained in Alasdair’s DNA. Couple that with Alasdair’s experience in helping to manage functions and events in the Officers Mess, often hosting Royalty and other VIP’s, and you are provided with the consummate professional. Unobtrusive, well versed in all forms of etiquette and protocol, Alasdair is always on hand to deal with any issues or problems that arise allowing you the freedom and confidence to relax, mingle with your guests and enjoy your day.
In January this year Alasdair won the 2015 Scottish Vows Award for Music & Entertainment – the first Bagpiper & Master of Ceremonies to have done so, and was a finalist in the 2016 Confetti awards. In both award schemes Alasdair was nominated and voted for by customers so you can be sure of an excellent level of service. Alasdair has also just been announced as a finalist in the 2016 Scottish Vows Awards.
Alasdair currently offers a range of packages to suit all requirements and budgets including the unique 'Clairinch Package'. A bagpiper in full highland regalia from half an hour before your ceremony until the start of your drinks reception and then a master of ceremonies in traditional read tails or white formal highland dress (your choice) from the start of your drinks reception.
Please go the the 'Packages' page for more details and prices.
This quote from The Albany in Greenock...
"We were absolutely delighted with the service provided by Alasdair on our clients Wedding Day! He was professional, approachable and knowledgeable of our client’s requests and went beyond his role to ensure the day ran smoothly. We recommend him to all of our wedding couples and would do so to any other venue looking for a Piper and Master of Ceremonies"
The Albany Greenock